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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Chalk! Do You Chalk?

It is chalk time again!
Since I forgot to restock my chalk supply, I had to be a little creative in my chalking this month!

I pulled out the trusty iPad and started searching for a chalk board app.  Guess what?  I found one!  It's very simple but fun.  My kids and I have both enjoyed playing with it today.  I have school ideas swirling too!  I'm thinking this would be a fun way to practice sight words in the classroom!  A new word work tool!  I just wish I had more iPads for the classroom!  

Take a look at what came out of my "chalk" today!

 I didn't have a poem ready for chalking today and when I sat down to write, I wasn't very inspired.  Instead, I started drawing and playing around.  Here is my first product...a play on Betsy's Chalk-A-Bration button!  That white thing down at the bottom?  My attempt at a mustache, of course!

Of course, my brain kept leaning toward school.  It keeps doing that now that July is almost at a close.  Sad but true. Here is my next drawing...I think I will call it a "picture-list" poem.  It's a  little of each, I think.

 During the summer, for me, thoughts of returning to school always turn into thoughts of wanting more vacation time.  So...this is where I want to be...

Last, but not least, my almost one-year-old decided that the iPad looked like fun.  Here is her very first chalk drawing.  Okay, fine, I might have helped her change chalk colors, but the art work is all hers!

It may not be a traditional sidewalk chalk set of drawings, but it was fun anyway.  To check out more chalk work, head to Betsy's blog Teaching Young Writers.

Also check the Two Writings Teachers blog for more Slice of Life stories!



  1. I'm loving all of these chalk creations. How neat! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your innovation and it's fun to mix-it-up a bit with the chalk! How fun -- and not quite as messy too! :)

  3. How fun that you found an app on the iPad! That is great! I love your "got chalk" ad -very cute! The artwork is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your chalk creations are so cool! I think I will be looking for that app. What a fun and innovative time you've had with this. Of course I recognized the mustache.

  5. This is all fun! I love that the littlest one got into the mix too! I can just see her wonderful eyes lighting up as she drew all those lines. Thanks for celebrating with me today and I want to be in that "where I want to be picture" right along with you!

  6. I'm going immediately to find that app. These are terrific pics, Robin. I like them for all different reasons-really love that landscape!

  7. I love the idea of chalk writing of any kind. Something about it just makes you smile no matter what.